06.29.2016 | 23 Sivan, 5776
Senator to 'Post': Congress acts to shut loophole on Palestinian convict stipends
Rocket sirens sound in southern Israeli communities near Gaza border
Slamming BDS criticism, Moroccan minister denies commercial relations with Israel
Shin Bet arrests Israeli Arab who tried to join ISIS in Syria
Divorced dads vow to 'make Bitan pay' for blocking controversial child custody bill
Natural gas gains: Engineering giant Siemens to build Israeli power plants
The Jerusalem Post's top 5 stories of June 29
WATCH: Knesset brawl erupts after Arab Israeli MK calls IDF soldiers 'murderers'
Security cabinet approves Turkey reconciliation deal 7-3
Brig.-Gen. Gal Hirsch sets the record straight
Israeli cellist Amit Peled pays homage to predecessor
British soul diva Joss Stone to perform in Tel Aviv this month
Quentin Tarantino tops the guest list at the 33rd Jerusalem Film Fest
‘King of Mope’ Morrissey returns to Israel for two August concerts
Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi completes record transfer to Chinese club
Philip Stein, Optical International to vie for title
Israeli-Slovenian rowing duo making waves
Hapoel Jerusalem threatened with BSL suspension
Another Israeli app wins a prize
Weizmann study links viral infections in pregnant women to autism, schizophrenia risk
Israel leading a ‘water revolution’ in arid California
Alleged kidnapping of Yemenite children opens Pandora’s box in Knesset
TAU electromyographic ‘tattoo’ could let pollsters and media experts poll human emotions
Sperm with fragile DNA can be sorted out to improve chances of pregnancy
New desalination plant a 'mistake' or case of NIMBY syndrome?
Haifa ammonia production to be relocated– three years behind schedule
Summertime is here, but stay safe
The EU-Israel relationship post-Brexit
Center Field: A Zionist’s two cheers for Brexit
Letters to the Editor: Accord with Turkey
Deleting terror: US group works to search, destroy online ISIS propaganda
'Muslims killing Muslims in droves, but Israel the one being condemned'
'Terror against Turkey likely to continue and escalate'
Israeli witnesses describe Turkish 'inferno': We saw children crying and being trampled on
High marijuana use a growing phenomenon in Iran
Iran regime trying to brush prostitution problems under the rug
Iranian commander threatens to make Bahrain’s royal family ‘disappear’
Iran claims it thwarts bombings in Tehran, other cities
Gaza-based pro-ISIS group urges Muslims on social media to donate for weapons
After Obama touts military gains, US officials warn campaign against ISIS could backfire
Analysis: ISIS leader al-Baghdadi is living on borrowed time
Turkish chief rabbi: The Jewish community is on edge
Famous Holocaust escape tunnel located in Lithuania using hi-tech
JAFI Board of Governors meets in Paris for first time
The Jewish bachelor: Dad places full-page ad seeking wife for middle-age son
Are Start-Up Nation’s ‘seven years of plenty’ coming to an end?
TechCrunch Comes to Tel Aviv, hosts Meet-Up
Hackers and companies alike finding clever new ways to circumvent privacy
Trump, Clinton respond to Turkey terror attack
Sanders appointee to 'Post': Democratic platform should include 'occupation,' right to boycott
Exclusive: For first time, Democrats to condemn BDS, recognize Palestinian right to self govern
Analysis: Trump, Clinton election to impact Israeli migrant dilemma
Viva Italia at Cafe Landwer!
WATCH: Deputy defense minister explains why IDF integrates soldiers with special needs
Star Catcher: Astrology for the week of June 24, 2016
Grapevine: Bursting out all over
Podcast: From Tel Aviv, a story of hope for Orlando
Briefing: 'King Bibi' pulls it together, again
Podcast: The mystery of Tel Aviv’s Jane Doe alleys
Briefing: Liberman, Trump and fascism
Employees send their boss on a special vacation
WATCH: Kittens are the best audience
WATCH: 6ft Balloon Bursts in Slow Motion
22 Photographs where time really stood still
A Jewish woman’s view
The Iran nuclear deal: One year on
Is BDS headed for defeat?
Striving for kedusha
Lerner in the Mirror
Setting the record straight
Bye bye banks
Veterans: A colorful life
Books: Evil innate
Books: Forever changed by tragedy
Hot off the Arab press
The law and the reality
Guess what? Jerusalem has a beer garden
This week in Jerusalem
Tiberias’s hidden heritage
The ground dance floor
More than a mustache
No place like home
אַלְמָז פּוֹסַעַת בִּשְבִילֵי יַלְדוּתָה
סְטֶנְד-אַפּ שֶל רוֹתֶם אַבּוּהָב
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Raising Arrows: Charity with a happy heart
StandWithUs disappointed with anti-Israel Presbyterian GA
ADL slams Presbyterian Church decision to explore 2-state solution alternatives
Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Courtyard Park Dedicated in Kfar Chabad
Spanish Village Connects with its Ancient Jewish Roots
Expo Forest Inaugurated in the Negev
The Scholarship is from Canada, the Foresters from Israel
The Family Landau De Vries Park, a Forest Park in the Desert
A Double Celebration of Shavuot and Metulla's 120th Anniversary
JNF South Africa Delegates Get in Touch with the Real Israel
Czech prime minister plants tree in Jerusalem grove of nations
Greek President Plants Olive Tree in Jerusalem Grove of Nations
Planning a Sustainable Future through Water Sensitive Cities
Burnt Trees and Charred Earth in Jerusalem’s Arazim Valley
Hugging a Tree? Beware of the Pine Processionary Caterpillar!
KKL-JNF holds its 6th Latin American Leadership Conference
Andrew Viterbi at a KKL-JNF Milan Gala Event
KKL-JNF and The Italian State Forestry Corps Sign a Memorandum
JNF USA & Alexander Muss High School in Israel
Both Receive Charity Navigator's Highest Rating
Peonies and Pineapples in the Negev Desert
An Interview with Israel Prize Winner Prof. Yossi Katz
Arava Open Day 2016
The Acacia Tree Stars in the Arava Ecosystem
When Your Pipe Runs Out of a Basic Necessity (Water in Samaria)
Like Father Like Son (it doesn’t have to be so)
Guilty Before Found Guilty, Israel’s Policy
The BREXIT murders -- an English Lord and European Democracy
By DANIELLE ZIRI
Peri pointed to the economic destitution in Gaza as a key reason Hamas does not want to enter into another conflict with Israel.
By ROSIE PERPER
Badir explains that city, with 22,000 residents, only received municipality property taxes from around 50% of them; today, that number is at 83%.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
A 2014 report found that two-thirds of government payments to suppliers were late.
By NIV ELIS
Steinitz calls compromise outline over Leviathan "balanced, responsible and appropriate."
By SHARON UDASIN
“It is our job to connect the Diaspora to Israel.”
By SAM SOKOL
A coup de déclarations super-patriotiques, l’ancienne porte-parole de Tsahal est parvenue à se hisser jusqu’au cabinet ministériel. Mais sa stratégie de va-t-en-guerre pourrait ne plus fonctionner
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Le nouveau ministre des Affaires de Jérusalem Zeev Elkin aspire à laisser de côté le conflit suscité par sa nomination, pour se mettre au travail
By PEGGY CIDOR
Sa nomination fait grincer les dents. La nouvelle ministre de la Justice va devoir prouver qu’elle est autre chose qu’une belle plante
By SARAH HONIG
... and is the government to blame?
By ORIT ARFA
We have all encountered frustrating ‘Kafkaesque' situations; here is another one, happening now.
Some residents have a right to varying tax breaks based on factors like socioeconomic status or age.
How Mayor Nir Barkat lost the ministry he never had to Likud MK Ze’ev Elkin.
Likud sources charged that Katz was advancing the proposals because he is angry that Netanyahu has not transferred to his ministry key departments and authorities.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Sources close to Katz denied that he has any vendetta against the prime minister.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take the package with him next week on his visit to the continent.
By HERB KEINON
According to the explanation in the resolution, the worsening security situation had an influence on life in the settlements in a number of areas.
Finance minister: I hope the Labor Party will join us
Zionist Union leader calls on Kulanu head "to take a chance and prevent this grave danger."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Cabinet vote comes after Netanyahu and Bennett reach overnight coalition compromise.
By ZACK PYZER,JPOST.COM STAFF
A military secretary will begin briefing the security cabinet from Monday as Litzman mediates a solution to avert the mounting crisis. The vote to expand the government will go ahead on Monday.
By ZACK PYZER
Former ministers from across the political spectrum came out in favor of education minister's demand that security cabinet members be briefed regularly by a military secretary.
Survey finds Margalit gaining in support, Yacimovich leading Labor primary polls.
Likud MK went straight to work in his first days as coalition chairman, sending a letter Tuesday telling MKs truancy will not be tolerated.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Zionist Union leader compares himself to Herzl in speech to Knesset plenum.
By LAHAV HARKOV,GIL HOFFMAN
"I've conducted countless processes of negotiations. It takes an effort, and there are always crises and blow-ups. Don't lose hope," said PM Netanyahu.
By GIL HOFFMAN,NIV ELIS
The reason she was leaving, she says, is because the talks did not include a commitment to the social causes she has fought for in her seven years as an MK.
“We are very happy about the decision to close the gaps with the Beduin sector,” Zidan Kaabiya, head of Forum of Northern Beduin Council tells Post
"Thousands of survivors don’t take advantage of their financial rights under the law and existing programs," says Spring for Holocaust Survivors
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Liberman said that Netanyahu was feeling pressure because it is no longer possible to expand his narrow, 61-MK coalition.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Jeremy Saltan declares his candidacy for a spot on the seven-member Bayit Yehudi central committee presidential board.
As part of the plan, the maximum income requirement for receiving additional income support and alimony will be increased.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
Rumors are seen as part of pressure campaign by Netanyahu against United Torah Judaism, which is threatening to leave coalition over compromises the PM made regarding the Western Wall.
The party’s threat is the culmination of more than a month of seething anger among the haredi political and rabbinic leadership over the agreement to create a pluralist prayer area.
By JEREMY SHARON
Controversial MK suspension bill heads to first vote.
Secret tapes plagued them both but one managed to finesse a pardon.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Edelman’s latest global poll includes Israel for the first time.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Two rebels can be enough to destabilize the narrow, 61-seat coalition, but Smotrich and Hazan’s act of protest had little impact.
It is a strange irony in Israel that the better a government is faring in the polls, the more likely there is to be an election.
Proposal states that any anyone who did not become an employee of the state after moving to Israel would get a state-sponsored pension increase of 2% of average salary in market.
In addition to being prime minister, Netanyahu is currently minister of foreign affairs, the economy, interior, communications, and regional cooperation.
Kulanu has insisted that any measures be made in parallel with legislation that increases access to recreational activities on Shabbat.
A bill aimed at exposing foreign states’ aid to political causes is likely to intensify the private foreign funding that has been helping divide Israel for 40 years.
Netanyahu says he would not deal with the vacancies created by the departure of former interior minister Silvan Shalom until after the Likud vote on February 23.
Committee ignores Shaked request for a list of 3 final candidates.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,LAHAV HARKOV
Kahlon, Deri blame Lapid, citing cuts to child allotments.
Revoking citizenships of nationals joining terror group is on the agenda of governments across the world.
Beduin supporters opposed the bill, saying the legislation would result in up to 40,000 Beduin losing their land.
Edelstein calls on MKs to put politics aside and unite against terror; Herzog: We support steps to bring security back.
On first day of Knesset's winter session following its extended summer recess, opposition party heads firmly ruled out entering the government.
Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef appoints three new temporary appointments to Supreme Rabbinical Court likely to stave off need to make permanent appointments.
“There is clearly a growing, solid, overwhelming majority of Israelis who are unhappy about the way religion and state are linked and impacting the lives of individuals and the state."
Movement for Quality Government says PM should keep the cabinet at 21 ministers and combine rather than split ministries.
Court says UTJ's Litzman has 60 days to quit as deputy health minister or to agree to be appointed full-fledged health minister.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,JEREMY SHARON,Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Newly launched Coalition for Social Reform demands government action
By HAYAH GOLDLIST-EICHLER
Yisrael Beytenu leader Liberman says glad he stayed out of current coalation.
Israeli Arab NGO head behind plan tell ‘Post’: If an adequate amount is not offered, protests would begin on September first.
The bill has been advanced by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, who wants to quit the Knesset to enable the entrance of former MK Shuli Moalem-Refaeli, the next candidate on the Bayit Yehudi list.
The “Norwegian Law,” based on the model of the Scandinavian country’s government, requires each minister to be replaced in the legislature by a candidate from his or her party’s ballot.
Agreement marks first cooperation between PM and Yisrael Beytenu leader since party rejected Likud’s offer to join coalition.
Preliminary vote on a Yesh Atid bill passes by one vote; coalition had a majority in the room but lost due to two MKs' mishaps and an opposition trick.
Both the National Council for the Prevention of Road Accidents and the Israel Securities Authority did not employee any Ethiopian Israelis or Druse last year, the report reveals.
MKs complain NII does not do enough to inform people of their rights and entitlements.
Netanyahu began to feel the weight of having only a 61-seat coalition when he was forced to give in on a procedural motion on the natural gas deal.
"The terrorist organizations must receive the message that the blood of Israeli citizens, especially residents of Judea and Samaria, is not worthless," says Uri Ariel.
Days after resignation from minister-without-portfolio post, Likud MK reassures public he will continue to represent his party in the Knesset.
New report outlines policy measures to improve Israeli society.
New exhibit: Facing the British Lion — With Nothing but a Pencil
By JPOST IVRIT STAFF
Breaking the Silence is a dove with an olive branch pointing the way to a new and better future
By ILAN BARUCH
"I propose the following 10-point program to ensure that Israel attains the status we have so long worked to achieve, that of international pariah."
By HAIM WATZMAN
The current government is picking the ministry’s bones to resolve narrow party personnel problems.
By ALON LIEL
Every year 2,000 or so government resolutions are passed in the Knesset, but few are carried out.
By SARAH LEIBOVITZ-DAR
You have to pass extensive and arduous tests and you have to show them an infinite number of documents, which prove two things: that you are not a journalist and that you are mentally healthy.
By LIOR DAYAN
A street vendor, nicknamed in the Moroccan media as "The Baghrir (Moroccan pancake) vendor Umm Fatiha," committed self-immolation after a Kenitra police officer confiscated her stall.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
US company refused to give the Egyptian government the ability to spy on users, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Oil minister in the previous government was tasked with forming a new cabinet after former PM Ibrahim Mehleb submitted his government's resignation last week.
It was not immediately clear why government resigned but officials say Egyptian president had been unhappy with the performance of several ministries.
Mounting piles of garbage festering in the summer heat are triggering health warnings and protests by residents furious their government failed to avoid the crisis.
The JPost Podcast's weekly briefing catches you up on the most important stories from the past week.
A government that cannot make space for introspection, for self-critique, for engaging with social flaws is a government that will lead Israel to doom.
By DANIEL GORDIS
It seems that present day politicians enjoy playing their game of musical chairs, especially when there are enough chairs to go around and no one is left without a seat.
By SHMUEL SHIMSHONI
Netanyahu saved his government by this "volte farce," but it may yet prove to be a pyrrhic victory.
By ISI LEIBLER
In a well ordered regime, the public gives you the power to rule, for better or worse.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Bad laws don’t make good NGOs
By ILAN EVYATAR
The lack of transparency in Weinstein’s work makes it difficult to evaluate whether he did his job properly.
By GUY LURIE
Big governments today, dominating GDP accounts, wield much the same economic power as that of the monarchies of old.
By ALEX BENEDYK
"The rules of Question Period are quite simple. The president of the parliament invites the ministers of the French government to come to parliament and answer questions from parliamentarians."
By DAN ILLOUZ
It is at moments like this that Israeli democracy must defend itself. To that end, the government must take action on three fronts.
By YOHANAN PLESNER
In Israel, the charge that democracy is under threat is a sure sign that the person so charged has a far clearer grasp of what democracy means.
By JONATHAN ROSENBLUM